In this Time of Thanksgiving Use Gratitude to Manage Stress

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A meditation using Gratitude as a tool to help us better manage stress. Feelings of thankfulness have tremendous positive value in helping us cope with daily problems, especially stress. When we are in pain and are suffering, it is important to find what gives us joy and pleasure, to seek out the positive in life.

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Gratitude Meditation

In this meditation we use Gratitude as a tool to help us better manage stress. Feelings of thankfulness have tremendous positive value in helping us cope with daily problems, especially stress.

When we are in pain and are suffering, it is important to find what gives us joy and pleasure, to seek out the positive in life.

Before You Begin

Be sure that you are wearing comfortable clothing, are in a quiet room where the temperature is cozy.

Sit or lie in a comfortable chair, couch, or bed. Wherever you are most comfortable.

In This Moment Right Now

Take in the experience of this present moment in its fullness. Let gratitude flow. Allow it to well up from your heart and sense the healing feel of it. Turn on the faucet of gratefulness.

A Simple Challenge

As you progress through your day, try this simple challenge: Try to notice what draws your awareness out of a moment of joy. It is these impulses and thoughts that are key to understanding the stressors in your life.

By identifying these impulses and thoughts you can practice minimizing their impact and extend the joy and pleasures in your life.


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Finding Center in an Off-Center World

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Free Online Event
Saturday, November 17

Harness your ‘body wisdom’ to navigate stress & heal trauma and pain

Would you like to always feel clear and centered… even in the craziest of situations? To be able to transform feelings of overwhelm and trauma that may be hijacking your joy, creativity, and vitality?

The key to experiencing this powerful shift lies in discovering how to reconnect with the deep wisdom of your body.

Doing that can be challenging when there’s a greater potential for discord at this time of year ­­–– whether you’re in an election season, the holiday season, or a season of change. The effects can stress your body, mind, emotions, and relationships.

On Saturday, November 17, you can start to harness your body’s wisdom so you can respond in new ways to old and new stress when you join leading conscious awareness instructor Suzanne Scurlock for Finding Center in an Off-Center World: How to Transcend Stress & Overwhelm Using Your Body Wisdom.

Tap into your body’s innate wisdom to deal with difficult people and situations

When you join this FREE video event, you’ll discover:

  • Techniques to elegantly navigate challenging times — and difficult people — using your body’s guidance system (just in time for the holidays!)
  • How to stay centered and yet still connected when life pulls you in every direction
  • Practices that activate your body’s 6 wisdom centers to dissolve stress, pain, and overwhelm — and give you access to the wisdom that’s waiting for you deep down in your bones
  • Simple ways to release trauma and old belief patterns that have been locked in your body… until now
  • How to hold healthy boundaries in uncomfortable situations, no matter who’s involved


Suzanne will guide you to open to the full range of body wisdom you need to lead a creative, happy, healthful life — and that supports you in attracting the resources you need to bring your unique gifts into the world.

If you’ve been looking for a new approach to navigating stress and responding in healthy ways –– especially to challenging people and situations –– you’ll want to join Suzanne for this fascinating event!During Finding Center in an Off-Center World, you’ll discover how to attune to your body’s wisdom areas to dissolve stress, pain, and overwhelm — and better navigate (and heal) in what appears to be a VERY off-center world.

This event is free but requires registration. RSVP here!!

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Master Your Emotions – 16 Second Technique

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A simple and quick technique to calm and center your emotions in the face of stress. By using this powerful technique, which davidji has taught thousands of people all over the world, you’ll gain the power of awareness to make more credible and intuitive decisions in even the most stressful situations – all in just 16 seconds!


Davidji is an internationally recognized stress-management expert, corporate trainer, meditation teacher, and author of the critically acclaimed and Amazon #1 Bestseller, “destressifying: The Real-World Guide to Personal Empowerment, Lasting Fulfillment, and Peace of Mind”; and “Secrets of Meditation: A Practical Guide to Inner Peace & Personal Transformation,” winner of the Nautilus Book Award. The second edition of “Secrets of Meditation” is now available, and features 4 new chapters, and 150 pages of cutting edge research and new, real-world techniques, tips and tools for establishing a daily meditation practice.


Master Your Emotions – 16 Second Technique – Transcript


My name is David G and I’m the author of “Destressify.”

Did you know that the definition of stress is how you respond when your needs are not met. And 8 to 15 times a day our needs are not met and it’s what we do with that information that becomes the fabric of our life.

The reason I wrote distress affiant was to demystify some of the stress in our life, some of the overwhelm the swirl. So we can make more conscious choices, you can have better relationships and we can feel more empowered. We can feel stronger and braver and actually not just lean in the direction of our dreams but become self actualized.

One of the techniques that I’ve shared around the world I refer to as 16 seconds. Essentially if you can join me will prove the power of awareness.

Let’s take a long slow deep breath in through our nostrils to the count of four, and let’s hold it in our belly to the count of four, and then gently release it to the count of four, and now hold that out.

That was 16 seconds. That’s a pattern interrupt that’s the technical the scientific term for it.

If we can introduce a pattern interrupt in the moment when we start to feel stress we can actually tamp down the chemicals and hormones that flow into our body. So we become the masters of our emotions.

In your 17 second you’ll feel clearer. You’ll make more credible, more powerful, more intuitive decisions. And you’ll start to make more conscious choices in your life.

As the Buddha said all that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we create the world

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